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2 critically hurt in rescue of mother and daughter, both in wheelchairs, from burning home

Two neighbors rushed in to help before firefighters arrived.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A house fire seriously injured a father and daughter in northwest Harris County late Wednesday, firefighters said.

Firefighters from Cy-Fair responded to the 21500 block of Wellsford Glen before 10 p.m. They found heavy flames shooting from the family's home.

Their helmet camera showed firefighters' efforts to try and save those still inside.

The Harris County Fire Marshal said neighbors, two brothers, first spotted the flames and saw the dad outside the burning home. The three went into the home to try and save the man's wife and daughter, who are both in wheelchairs.

The neighbors managed to rescue the mother, and firefighters arrived to help rescue the daughter and get her father back outside of the home.

The firefighters performed CPR before paramedics took them to the hospital. Their latest condition is not currently known.

At this time there’s no word on a possible cause of the fire, which is believed to have started in the garage area. The fire marshal's office is investigating.

A neighbor said the father just turned 68 years old last month. No names have been released.